Lattice painting

I became interested in nets and lattices as a metaphor for energy of all kinds some years ago. As an artist whose influences range from physics to Buddhism to psychiatry, energy is the common thread :emotional energy, the multiple energy forms in physics, the energy we confront in dealing with mental conflicts etc. So often times in my work you will see a colour and a superimposed interlacing lattice of lines. This is where the motif comes from. This paintingRead more

Energy Fields

It’s fairly obvious that I have a thematic preoccupation with “energy fields”. As several people have implied in their comments, what am I on about here? ┬áIn our emotional lives, in our scientific discourses and in our colloquialisms, we are immersed in the concept of the energy field. In physics, every theory engages the concept of the field, whether it be gravitational, electromagnetic, or quantum fields. Ancient Chinese medicine speaks of energy fields or meridians of the body. We hearRead more

All Travel Rolls into One

    Travel? Once you’ve done enough, it all merges into one long journey in your memory. I like this because you have photographs that aren’t immediately self-revealing about the where. Weirdly enough or amazingly enough, this experience of travel remembered coincides with all that strange quantum physics stuff that trickles down to most of us through translaters of science. In particular, there is the idea that our minds impose Time onto our experience to make it intellectually manageable. ThisRead more

Energies

In many of my paintings, I attempt to capture different forms of energy. This reflects the pathways of my reading life into the world of physics and biology, as well as the invisible energies in literary narratives where you feel immersed in a strong atmosphere. That’s why you will see repeating patterns of overlapping waves as below. Why should waves be my motif of energy? I don’t know, except to say I think we are again getting into the realmRead more